Live Thread Hockey Style: Michigan vs Miami (yes THAT Miami (in hockey)) at the Joe

4431107164_ac003b32a2_b-thumb-525x345-32008_medium

Photo by Lon Horwedel via www.annarbor.com

Not to overstate things too much here, but in a period of time in which Michigan fans have come to accept a Boston Red Sox pre-2004 attitude of expecting the worst to happen, this is a chance for a brief glimmer of much overdue success.  Your Michigan Wolverines take to the ice tonight against the #1 seeded Miami RedHawks this evening at 8 pm EST tonight on Big Ten Network (huzzah!!!) in glorious HD.  When these two teams met back in November... well it kind of followed the November theme of all Michigan sports... Miami won with a deceptively appearing 3-1 score the first night in a game that saw Michigan dominate for large chunks of time only to have several (ahem) horrible breaks go the RedHawks way.  The following evening Miami proceeded to house the Wolverines with a 5-1 performance.  So yeah, there's that.  Interestingly, in CCHA tournament history, Michigan has never lost to Miami (4-0 all time, 1-0 when meeting in the semifinals).  That's not to shortchange Miami who has pretty much barnstormed the CCHA this year, finishing in first place by a rather comfortable (ahem) 20 point margin (!!).  In Ann Arbor.com's preview of the matchup Miami's coach, Enrico Blasi, had this to say about the impending matchup:

"We're not putting much stock in what we saw before," Blasi said in a conference call with reporters. "We know they're playing with a lot more confidence. It's going to be a war."  

We can certainly hope so at least.  Much more thorough breakdowns of tonight's contest can be found over at Yost Built,  and at mgoblog.  Be here prior to 8 for the live thread and of course GO BLUE!

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Maize n Brew

You must be a member of Maize n Brew to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Maize n Brew. You should read them.

Join Maize n Brew

You must be a member of Maize n Brew to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Maize n Brew. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker